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Perfect Swarm The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life

Popular Science
By: Len Fisher(Author)
288 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Basic Books
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The process of self-organization reveals itself in the inanimate worlds of crystals and seashells, but, as Len Fisher shows, it is also evident in living organisms, from fish to ants to human beings. Understanding the swarm intelligence inherent in groups can help us do everything from throw a better party to start a fad to make our interactions with others more powerful. Humorous and enlightening, The Perfect Swarm demonstrates how complexity arises from natures simple rules and how we can use their awesome power to untangle the frustrating complexities of life in our ever more chaotic world.

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Len Fisher, Ph.D., is author of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Weighing the Soul, and How to Dunk a Doughnut, which was named Best Popular Science Book of the year by the American Institute of Physics. He has been featured in Newsweek, the Washington Post, and Scientific American. He lives in Wiltshire, England and Blackheath, Australia.

Popular Science
By: Len Fisher(Author)
288 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Basic Books
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